Find your “why” on May 25

David Mead photoThe Centralia College Foundation will present Start With Why, featuring international speaker David Mead, on Thursday, May 25. This free event will include a social hour at 5 p.m. and a presentation by Mead at 6 p.m. in the TransAlta Commons, room 122, on Centralia College’s main campus.

Mead’s presentation will help you identify and articulate your unique “why.” Why do you do what you do? What’s the purpose, cause, or belief that inspires you?

Register online for free at or call 360-623-8942.

In 2004, Mead began his career in corporate training. In 2009, he became frustrated and discouraged by his personal experience with poor leadership in the workplace. That same year, Mead met Simon Sinek, a world-renowned thought leader and author of Start With Why and the New York Times best-seller Leaders Eat Last. An opportunity to join Sinek’s team presented itself, and Mead eagerly jumped on board. Drawn to the Start With Why team’s desire to inspire people to do the things that inspire them, Mead began developing communication and content, which evolved into speaking and facilitating workshops inspired by Sinek’s simple, yet powerful message.

Mead now travels internationally, helping people shift their perceptions about the reason their organizations really exist, what leadership is, and how human biology plays into it all. He has presented to more than 100 organizations, including Johnson and Johnson, Zappos, Capital One, Home Depot, and Hyatt.

Mead also co-hosts the Start With Why podcast, which is downloaded in 170 countries. He is based in Salt Lake City. He earned a bachelor’s degree in communication and a master’s degree in business administration with a focus on organizational development.

Mead’s presentation is part of the 2017 Ellis Oliver Speaker Series presented by the Centralia College Foundation.

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